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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 51.0°   Azimuth: 6.4°   Direction: North

HR1616 is a star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR1616 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1616 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1616 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1616 star
DSS2 image of HR1616. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1616 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1616


HR1616 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 6.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1616

HR1616 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1616 are provided in the following table:

05h 31m 48s
+85° 56’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1616 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1616 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1616.

Visibility of HR1616 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR1616 is circumpolar and transits at 18:35 UTC (altitude: 55.5°)

Distance of HR1616 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1616 is distant 324.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

99.50 pc
324.38 ly
-6 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1616

HR1616 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1616 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1616. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1616